Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sarcelles, July 20, 2014

The city of Sarcelles (department of Val d'Oise) was the scene of rioting and considerable property damage on Sunday July 20, the day after the violence in the Barbès sector of Paris. The prefect of Val d'Oise, Jean-Luc Névache, banned the Sarcelles demonstration in light of what had happened the day before, but as before, the demonstrators ignored the orders.

An article from Le Figaro stresses the multicultural nature of Sarcelles in which Jews from North Africa, Blacks from Ivory Coast, Chaldeans (along with Turks) and North African Muslims live side by side. The article, a tear-jerker, points out that they all were born in the same hospital and they all went to school together. The merchants whose property was destroyed cannot understand how such a thing could happen, the basic reaction being one of incredulity and shock. I suspect that some of these people, especially the Jews, are not that naive:

(…) All young people up to those who are today twenty-five years old went to the same schools. Today's ethnic separatism involves the youngest ones, those who took part in the riots on Sunday.

Laurent Berros, the rabbi of Sarcelles, is tired. It was a long night, putting things back in order. On the wall behind him this inscription: "Language is like a double-edged sword. It can appease, educate, love and create love, but it can also irritate, deaden and destroy". Last week he was informed of a peaceful demonstration in support of the Palestinian people. But the inhabitants found as early as Wednesday that the bus stops of Garges (near Sarcelles) were covered with tracts that read: "Palestine: come equipped, mortar, extinguishers, bats, on Sunday July 20. Come out in force: raid the Jewish quarter of Sarcelles". On Friday the prefect decided to ban the rally. Saturday's rioting (in Paris) justified him.

Some older Jewish residents knew things would deteriorate and stayed indoors. The rabbi asked the young security agents to be there on Sunday: Betar, the JDL and the protection services of the Jewish community. By 1:00 p.m. the atmosphere was electric. Cars raced by with the windows down as the passengers shouted :"We'll turn you into blood and fire." What struck the inhabitants of Sarcelles was the strong presence of Turks. "It was the first time I've seen demonstrators with Turkish flags saying "Death to the Jews", said François Pupponi, Socialist mayor of the city and deputy in the National Assembly.

The article goes on to describe the large number of demonstrators who showed up - five hundred according to the rabbi. The Jewish protectors began to sing the Marseillaise to show their support for the riot police. The rabbi said:

"We are not only attacked because we are Jewish but also because we are French."

One member of CRIF (an umbrella organization for numerous Jewish associations) felt that "when you attack the police headquarters of Garges, it is not the Jews who are targeted it is everything that represents the Republic. We have gone beyond the stage of antisemitism. When a trolley station, a phone booth, an employment agency are targets, what does that have to do with Israel?"

Note: Considering how pro-immigration and pro-assimilation CRIF has been in the past, these words are welcome. But it may not represent the point of view of the CRIF leadership, that has always curried favor with the government, Socialist or otherwise. Years ago, CRIF went so far as to encourage "métissage" (racial mixing) in its fawning to government policy. When Israel is in danger, though, CRIF reverts to a pro-Israel nationalism and discredits itself completely. So far as I know, CRIF has never espoused a traditionalist pro-France position, and not surprisingly it regards the Front National as the only real danger.

The pharmacy in the large business district of les Flanades was completely burnt on Sunday. Renée Banon, a small Jewish woman who has run the pharmacy for forty-two years was traumatized as images of the ruined pharmacy passed on the television screen. "Why did they do that to me?" she asked.

The article concludes with sympathy for the multicultural city of Sarcelles where the various groups have lived for a long time and rarely leave.

Note: Sarcelles is in the northern suburbs of Paris, not far from two other cities that have known severe violence in recent years: Villiers-le-Bel and Stains. There are five synagogues for its large Jewish population, two mosques, a Coptic church, one Protestant and one Evangelical church, and two Catholic churches. Dominique Strauss-Kahn is closely associated with Sarcelles and for a time was its mayor (1995-1997). The population jumped from 8,397 in 1954 to 35,000 in 1962, when the Algerian war ended. In 2011 it was 58,398. (Wikpedia)

Below, a nine-minute video showing scenes of destruction. Most of the video is devoted to the prefect of Val-d'Oise Jean-Luc Névache who explains that the disturbance lasted about fifteen minutes, that the organizers attempted to obey the ban but two hundred young persons showed up (note the discrepancy with the rabbi's figure of five hundred), not to demonstrate but to destroy. They were very mobile, in small groups and violent. Most of the damage done was to public property and to Jewish businesses. (Note: This includes the Naouri kosher supermarket, that had been attacked two years ago.) He acknowledges that the synagogues of Sarcelles were attacked with Molotov cocktails, that three policemen were slightly injured, while a ninety-one year old person who lives above the pharmacy that was burnt suffered smoke inhalation but is not in danger. He stresses that there was no confrontation between Jews and pro-Palestinians, something that has to be avoided at all costs. He points out that there were other demonstrations in Val-d'Oise that did not pose any threat and were authorized, but that the one in Sarcelles, by reason of the large Jewish population, was banned.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Rally in Lyon for Iraqi Christians

The poster announces a peaceful demonstration in support of the Christians of Iraq. To be held on Saturday July 26 in Lyon.

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Barbaric reprisals

I found this photo on Twitter of a woman being stoned in Raqa, Syria, presumably on Friday (July 18). As far as I can tell it's authentic. The source is Tunisia Daily where we read:

For the second time in twenty-four hours the combatants of the Islamic State stoned to death a woman accused of adultery, according to the Syrian Human Rights Observatory (OSDH). "Since the inhabitants refused to participate in the stoning, the combatants of the IS (Islamic State) executed the woman," indicated the Observatory, adding that they had brought a truckload of stones for the execution. According to an activist from Raqa, the inhabitants were "terrified but did not dare to react to these barbaric methods."

Note: The OSHD claims this is not in accordance with sharia law. It turns out the accusations against the victims were unfounded. Had they really been guilty would it have been in compliance with sharia? I think so.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Those troublemaking Zionists

Dreuz (a pro-Christian, pro-Israel site) has posted a long page crammed with videos and photos of the uprising, rioting, looting, destruction, Intifada if you prefer, that took place in Paris on July 19 following orders from French authorities banning the planned pro-Palestinian demonstration.

Here is an abridged version of the text by Jean-Patrick Grumberg, plus a few photos that may be very similar to others I have already posted:

For the media these are scenes of rioting. Alas, they are scenes of Islamization. You have to look hard to find any ethnic Frenchmen in them.

And additionally, they are also anti-Jewish demonstrations. This policeman is not unaware of that.

A video follows of a policeman turning back a man on a motorcycle. "It's against Jews, says the cyclist," who was wondering what it was all about.

iTélé and BFM TV will certainly accuse the JDL and the Jews of having provoked these riots! I'm kidding, but the excesses of the media go beyond all limits.

One useful idiot, from Libération, goes so far as to justify his propaganda by saying that he was right there, and he insists that the riots - an entire neighborhood of Paris on fire and in blood - was the work of a handful, a hundred persons.

The great reporter (sic) - his pseudo is Willy le Devin (sic again) - does not realize that by minimizing the reality, he makes it worse: if all it took were a hundred thugs to put Paris on fire and in blood, what a mess France would be in!

Note: Willy le Devin means Willy the Diviner. And Libération, once owned by Rothschild, is definitely pro-Palestinian.

The work of re-writing reality by the media to make it coincide with their dogma "Immigration is a good opportunity for France" will require a great effort. We have managed without any trouble to destroy it simply by publishing the videos and photos below. Reality is a bitch.

French journalists are really asses.

Their blind antagonism towards Israel does not even win them the respect of those they befriend: in the demonstration, an iTélé team was jostled and insulted and had to take refuge behind the riot police.

"Willy le Devin" was there and pitifully attempted to separate the wheat from the chaff for Libération, and to suggest that the vandals had nothing to do with the Palestinian "cause".

The useful idiot failed to mention that no demonstration was organized when the rebels encircled the Syrian Palestinian camps and starved to death the Palestinian refugees, or when, in 2005, Hamas threw Palestinian Fatah leaders off the roofs of buildings and took control of Gaza.

Since I was there, some eyewitness accounts not tainted with political correctness are worth relating.

At 40 boulevard de la Chapelle, a witness said that the police sat down, injured by rocks. Elsewhere, the police were incapable of controlling the situation.

This is the future of France. Get used to it for there's no turning back.

This savagery, this everyday Muslim barbarity, is the result of the mendacious reporting of the media on the Gaza conflict: Maghrebins and sub-Saharan Africans heat up from the false reports of LCI, France 2, TF1, that enumerate the Palestinian victims without indicating that they were human shields.

Another witness: "On boulevard Barbès the windows of a moving police car have just exploded from stones that were thrown."

They pull up the paved street to attack the police - no doubt, they are authentic pacifists, supporters of Hamas terrorists.

Below, the scene of paving being ripped off.

A witness relates: "The demonstrators chant "Allah akbar!" (Strange, no media source mentioned it.)

Rue Dejean:

Note: It looks like a third world country. (This photo appears in another post as well.)

At place Clichy, a cop said to me: "It's war." How reassuring.

Note: Further on you'll see a photo of Gaza with palm trees. The caption reads "we can't tell where we are…" Indeed Gaza appears almost sedate next to Paris.

The requisite swastikas:

It's been confirmed. Renaud Camus is wrong to talk about the great replacement. These photos ought to inspire a more appropriate term: the great invasion.

Note: Writer and patriot Renaud Camus used the term "great replacement" to refer to the immigrants being brought in to replace the French population.

Further on two girls are seated in front of a big white bundle. Is it a mock body bag? Or their belongings? A sign on the bag reads:

"The Palestinians will not leave: they are in their home and within their rights."

Is she speaking of France?

No doubt they are peace activists.

The result of all this, a caricature of today's France: 40 people arrested (compared to 500 for the Manif Pour Tous), for "throwing objects, violence against police forces, excesses".  They will rapidly return to their wild lives thanks to the indulgence of Taubira's laws. And fourteen police were wounded.

Ah, those troublemaking Zionists.

But let's not see everything negatively. Imagine that in Paris this Saturday there was no religion of peace and love. Imagine that it was not a peaceful demonstration. Imagine it was like a war.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

While Paris burns, Mosul Christians flee

While Paris burned, the Syriac Catholic bishopric (bishop's palace) in Mosul was set on fire by "criminals of the Islamist State," reported Elish Yako in a Tweet dated July 19. Elish Yako, an Iraqi businessman, and an activist for Iraqi Christians, in particular Chaldeans, resides in Paris, and helped found a society for aid to Iraqi Christians. According to Le Salon Beige:

Today in one of the historic cradles of Christianity, there is not one Christian. The Chaldean auxiliary bishop of Bagdad, Saad Syroub declared:

- We are speechless because what has happened is truly shocking. The Christians have been in Mosul for centuries and these families have been abruptly snatched from their city, their homes, their lives. We are truly concerned about the Christians of this country.

The website Aleteia adds:

Fraternity in Iraq confirmed that the adjoining Al Taheera cathedral was also burnt. Out of revenge, EI returned to the bishop's palace on Friday and began by setting fire to the portraits of the Patriarchs. The Muslims of the neighborhood opposed the fanatical Islamics, but the men of EI told the Muslims who bravely intervened: "We are going to turn this church into a mosque."

Note: EI stands for Islamic State (État Islamique). Sometimes written EIIL in French. In English it's written ISIL. 

This article appears in the Washington Times:

Christians in Iraq are heeding an ultimatum by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to convert to Islam, get out or be killed.

Reports from the Middle East say that large numbers of Christians have fled the northern city of Mosul — now under control of the ISIL — after a message warning them to get out by Saturday was broadcast by loudspeakers on the city’s mosques.

“This is ethnic cleansing but nobody is speaking up,” Yonadam Kanna, Iraq’s most prominent Christian politician, said this week, Agence France-Presse reported Saturday. “It is the first time in our history that something like this has happened,” he added. “Muslims and Christians used to live together.”

An ISIL document reviewed by AFP said that there would be “nothing for them but the sword” if Christians didn’t adhere to the deadline.

The ISIL announcement also said that Christians could stay and pay a tax, often known as a “jizya,” though the exact amount was unspecified. A jizya is a historical policy of allowing non-Muslims to keep their own religion and their property if they pay a certain amount to Islamic rulers.In centuries past, there have been examples of Christians paying the tax and living peacefully with Muslims. Recently however, it has often been exploited as a form of extortion against non-Muslims.

Many Christian families fleeing Mosul didn’t seem to put much trust in the promise of peace. “Some families have had all their money and jewelry taken from them at an insurgent checkpoint as they fled the city,” Abu Rayan, a Mosul Christian who had just left the city with his family, told AFP.

The Sunni radical organization “seems intent on wiping out all traces of minority groups from areas it now controls in Iraq,” said a statement from Sarah Leah Whitson, the Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. The group noted that the ISIL is “killing, kidnapping, and threatening religious and ethnic minorities in and around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.”

Such is the legacy of the United States to the Christians of Iraq.

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Destruction in Barbès

The video above and the photos below are posted at Le Monde. The accompanying article narrates the rioting and destruction in the Barbès sector of Paris, the same sector where Muslim street prayers, photographed a few years ago by Maxime Lepante of Riposte Laïque, informed the world of the extent to which Paris (and potentially all of France) had succumbed to Islam.

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Valls' political error

I have not yet had time to research this in depth, but Manuel Valls is reported as having said: "We do not allow violence or slogans against Jews." A major error, in my opinion, because even though the Jews of France are clearly the target of these riots, it is all of France, all Frenchmen who are threatened. He ignores his fellow countrymen in order to show favoritism towards one group (and I do not deny the very real danger the Jews are in). He talks as if there were a few Muslims in France who attack Jews, and he will not tolerate this. A joke. In reality, as everybody with a conscience admits, there are untold millions of Muslims in France who are on a jihad to conquer the entire country. Naturally the Jews are their first target, but after them come everybody else. All governments in Europe are making this error - they must protect their country, including the Jews, who must in turn support their government when it wakes up to the reality of Islam in Europe and when it becomes patently clear that either Europe deports the vast majority of Muslims, or Europe dies. The BHL's and Jacque Attali's and other disloyal Jews have had their day in the sun, it is time for them to move to Saudi Arabia. The Jewish Defense League is there to protect its own whenever possible, and their commitment to their own people should be emulated by the French government. A government must protect its people, this is rule #1 of any government. It must be able to distinguish its friends from its enemies. If it allows into its territory masses of hostile aliens, then the government is guilty of treason and the people are duty-bound to overthrow it.

Below, clueless Valls:

Below, a preview of the apocalypse.

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Civil War in Paris, July 19, 2014

Click these two Twitter links, here and here, for a glimpse of what happened today in Paris - a true civil war. The authorities had banned a pro-Palestinian demonstration, but no one obeyed the orders. Mayhem. Violence. Many police injured.

Video above shows some scenes of rioting.

Photos below speak for themselves but they are a tiny sample.

See also François Desouche, even if you don't read French.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Nine months in jail for offending Taubira

A quick review: Anne-Sophie Leclere, a candidate for the Front National in the municipal elections, posted on her Facebook page a photo of minister of Justice Christiane Taubira next to a photo of a baby monkey, with captions indicating that the baby monkey was really Taubira at 18 months. Leclere insisted it was done for humor, that the picture had been posted by someone else, and that there was no racism involved, but the ensuing scandal led Marine Le Pen to remove her from the party on December 3.

See my posts here and here.

Anne-Sophie Leclere has now been sentenced to nine months in prison, fined 30,000 euros and barred for five years from holding office. The Front National and Leclere together were fined 50,000 euros in damages. The verdict came from the court of grand instance (a lower court) of Cayenne, capital of Guyana, home of Christiane Taubira.

The lawsuit was initiated by the Walwari, a Socialist party formed by Taubira in 1993 in Guyana. Below, the lawyers for the Walwari. At the far right, Joël Pied, the current general secretary.

The news of this verdict has aroused emotions on all sides, and already the vice-president of the Front National Florian Philippot has called the proceedings illegal.

From France-Guyane:

The Front National and Anne-Sophie Leclere did not attend the trial. The hearing on June 8 was an opportunity for the six lawyers of the Guyanese party to stigmatize the policies of the Front National which constitute, as Joël Pied insisted, "a threat and a danger for cosmopolitan society." An activist of the Walwari, Lydie Hofong-Choy had come to court to denounce the "unleashing of hatred" of the Front National resulting in "an acceptance of racism at a low cost."

After the verdict, Joël Pied spoke of an "historic and salutary decision. An important institution of the Republic recognizes that the Front National is condemnable by law, and that it is a racist party. We hope that this decision will be a milestone," he emphasized.

The representative for the Front National in Guyana, René Tran Van Nghia, deemed the court's verdict as "political and ridiculous."

In a communiqué, the FN spoke of the "revolting condemnations" and indicated its intention to appeal. "These must be the most important condemnations on matters relating to freedom of expression in a long time," denounced the FN. The party called the trial a booby trap on grounds that "it was not possible to find in Cayenne a lawyer able to defend us" and because the request to have the presiding judge recused, because he belonged to the magistrate's union, went unheeded.

Note: It was certainly a kangaroo court, with the verdict well established before the trial, if one can call that a trial. The defendants were not there, they did not have a lawyer, the farce took place in far-off Guyana, known for being a hotbed of crime and corruption, and the obvious goal was revenge on the Front National, and whites in general.

While it was imprudent of Anne-Sopie Leclere to post the photos (if indeed she did), to sentence her to nine months in jail for such an act is unheard-of. In France the vast majority of sentences are suspended as the prisons are reserved for big-time criminals and space is limited. Madame Taubira herself has said she wants to empty the prisons of those offenders whose crimes are minor. Are we to infer that she will have Anne-Sophie released at once, as she would a young thug from Guyana guilty of mugging or arson or burglary?

This frivolous lawsuit has ramifications that are anything but frivolous. The courts are the means by which minority groups become powerful enough to dominate the educational, political and cultural institutions of a country, and eventually to take over. Christiane Taubira, as minister of Justice, has used her own personal political party to undermine a legitimate political party she hates and that threatens her position. And she has duped the people into believing she was insulted racially, when it is more likely that she seized the opportunity to pretend to be offended, and to exact her revenge.

The cartoon below left was published in October 2013 by Charlie Hebdo. So far, the Walwari have not filed a suit against editor-in-chief Charb, below right, who explains, "Yes, but I'm a left-winger."

French readers may be interested in this article from Riposte Laïque.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014

Here are scenes from the July 14 parade on the Champs-Elysées:

The tanks of the 92nd regiment:

In commemoration of the First World War, French soldiers dress as "poilus":

Three Algerians with their flag. This was a surprise. As I wrote here, Algeria had originally refused to participate alongside the "colonial" army. Apparently they changed their mind. Protests and petitions against their participation did not work. In fact the opposition may have prompted the Algerians to come after all:

Click here for a slide show from Le Figaro.

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July 13, 2014

The anti-Israel demonstrations yesterday in France were more widespread and violent than I realized earlier this morning when I first posted on them. Here are three more links for those who read French, but anybody can understand the images. Some of the videos have been removed, or are viewable only at YouTube.

Alya Express

Civil War in Europe


At Riposte Laïque Christine Tasin writes:

It's war. Jihad and hatred of Jews is in France.

Note: This is hardly the first time there have been pro-Palestinian demonstrations in France. During the war in Gaza in 2007 (?) there were massive demonstrations in which many left-wing organizations and associations participated. The JDL then, as now, was present to protect the Jews of France. Then, the French people seemed to be split between sympathy for Tsahal and strong pro-Palestinian sentiments. I do not know if this split is as deep as it was: are the French today more aware of the overwhelming dangers that stalk them in an Islamized France? Or are they still full of hatred and possibly envy for a people and its army that fight back against the Muslims, as they, the French, ought to be doing? Are the French aware that the situation in their country is the direct result of government-sponsored immigration of Muslims, and that until this invasion began, the Jews lived peacefully in France? Do they want to rid French soil of Jews? Or of Muslims? They have to decide fast because they cannot have it both ways. But the same is true of other Christian countries, such as Sweden, Belgium, Italy, etc… No Christian country can survive with a resurgent Muslim population that feels its power and believes the time has come for world conquest through jihad. Christians in Europe have to get real and overthrow their leaders.

Below, at the Bastille. The banner reads: "Netanyahu, gravedigger of peace".

Christine Tasin:

They paraded to the cries of "Israel Assassin" and "Death to the Jews", and ended by attacking the synagogue with Molotov cocktails. Only the intervention of the JDL who called on Jews to go to the synagogue en masse to reenforce the police avoided the worst. Four Jews were seriously injured.

Will the Prefect of Paris again authorize the next pro-Palestinian demonstrations?

Note: Pro-Palestinian groups have usually been given permission to demonstrate, while Riposte Laïque is usually refused or harassed by the authorities, as happened last Wednesday when RL attempted to protest the celebration of ramadan at the Paris City Hall. The protest was a failure because of drenching rain, and because the authorities kept changing the location.

Will the government continue to claim that Islam has nothing to do with antisemitism?

Tonight we are with all the Jews of France and the world, who are once again threatened.

Note: We have to add to her statement that we are with all the persecuted Christians everywhere in the world, including France. But while the Jews can look to Israel, its leaders and its army for reassurance that they are united in their struggle to survive, the countries of Europe are prisoners of their long-standing commitment to Islam. There is no leader in Europe dedicated to expelling Islam. Only Putin emerges as a pro-Western, pro-Christian vector of traditional civilization.

Below, the synagogue, rue de la Roquette. The JDL prevented a disaster.

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Pro-Palestinian demonstrations throughout France

Click here for a brief but vivid report on video (not embeddable) of an anti-Israel demonstration that took place yesterday outside a synagogue in Paris. According to Le Salon Beige, quoting Le Parisien:

Several persons tried to enter the two synagogues on rue des Tournelles and rue de la Roquette. Six police officers who tried to prevent them from crossing the barricades were wounded, as were two members of the Jewish community who entered into the fray. Nine were arrested, according to the prefecture.

The short video below shows the demonstrators attacking the synagogue on rue de la Roquette. The police are nowhere to be seen.

The pro-Palestinian demonstrations protesting the Israeli bombing of Gaza took place in most major French cities, besides Paris. Photos from Le Salon Beige show the flags of Al-Qaïda, Hamas and EIIL being waved in Lyon (top and below) with no problem from the police. LSB recalls how, one year ago, Catholic pro-family demonstrators on the Champs-Elysées were forced to hand over the Manif Pour Tous flag while others were subjected to an identity check if they waved French flags.

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Brétigny - incriminating the SNCF

On July 12, 2013, the train from Paris to Limoges derailed at Brétigny-sur-Orge, killing seven persons. Immediately a huge controversy erupted over two aspects of the drama: the derailment itself and the acts of looting that many eyewitnesses reported. The looting was particularly criminal because dead bodies were stripped of their belongings. The authorities insisted no such acts had been committed, and kept to that story until incontrovertible evidence demonstrated that groups of thugs (who must have heard about the accident as soon as it happened) had swooped down over the scene, and run off with everything they could lay their hands on.

My first post giving the basic information on the accident is here.

My second post featured a photo of the rail that had malfunctioned.  We can see that a piece appears to be missing from the rail, creating an opening. I wrote:

- The piece, called an "éclisse" in French, is a sort of wedge or splint that holds the rails together. The experts, engineers, and union leaders say such a piece has never come apart on its own. It had to be the work of criminals.

My third post, however, begins with a line I would change today because I rushed to judgment. I wrote:

- The train derailment at Brétigny-sur-Orge was a criminal act.

I then went on to discuss the looting that the authorities continued to deny, but that the riot police confirmed. At the end I showed another photo, this one of the missing splint they found lodged between the rails, implying someone had placed it there.

The problem revolves around the fact that there were two events, and while we knew the looting was criminal activity, we did not know for sure that the derailment was, having only circumstantial evidence to go on.

My fourth post makes the same assumption: that the derailment itself was criminal. In the comment section there is a discussion in which a reader justifiably points out to me that that assumption cannot be made. I continue to insist there is evidence of tampering. But evidence and proof and two different things. Both the third and fourth posts leave no doubt as to the violent behavior of thugs who rushed to the scene like cormorants. There was criminal activity, but the cause of the derailment itself was still unknown.

In the fifth post, an analysis from an anonymous person claiming to be a railroad engineer points to criminal activity as the only reasonable explanation for the derailment. While the analysis is fascinating, it is not proof, as the author himself admits.

At that point I stopped posting on Brétigny.

Numerous articles subsequently published in Le Figaro in 2013 revealed that the investigation was not being conducted correctly - one expert called in was an automobile man; evidence was hastily covered with a tarp anyone could pull off; some pieces of evidence were missing, etc… The only thing they established was that the heavy splint lodged in the rail had caused the accident (which we all knew) but no one knew how it got there. The possibility of a "malevolent" act was never proven, yet it was on everybody's mind. French readers who are interested can consult Le Figaro here, and here.

Now the investigators' report has been made public. I assume this is the final report, though that may not be the case. The blame for the accident is placed squarely on the shoulders of the SNCF and the RFF, the former the French National Railroads, the latter the Network of French Rails which, since 1997, is the owner and manager of the SNCF. See this short Wikipedia article in English.

The final report, in highly technical language, posted at Le Point (it can be downloaded, if you wish), speaks of a "state of disrepair never before seen":

The two experts Michel Dubernard and Pierre Henquenet emphasize that "we are not in the presence of a malevolent act, and the process that led to the complete coming apart of the assemblage was spread out over a period of several months and involves the totality of the rail incriminated, about which more than two hundred anomalies of different degrees of importance have been detected."

They add that "most of these anomalies were known to the SNCF or its agents, but no attempt was made to remedy the problems. The rail was worn out from fatigue, vibrations, banging, lock defects, wear and tear, etc… All of which derived from the quality of maintenance and the SNCF ought to have engaged in a higher level of appropriate surveillance".

Note: The experts suggest limiting the speed to 100 km/h as the trains approach Brétigny and advise the SNCF to verify the splints once a year instead of every three years. They also question the competence of the maintenance crew, stating that they should be chosen according to the quality of their training in mechanical construction. Above all they need in-depth specialized training.

This implies (I'm speculating) that foreigners are employed by the SNCF who do not know enough French to follow instructions, or who have little or no skills. But this in turn is the direct and predictable result of using immigrant labor, and possibly of not being free to rate them or to fire them if they prove incompetent.

However, both the SNCF and the RFF vehemently deny the charge of sub-standard maintenance:

In a joint communiqué the SNCF and the RFF "categorically deny any state of disrepair in Brétigny or elsewhere." They insist that "the greatest caution is necessary" in interpreting the words that appear in the press. "The French rail network is the object of high-level maintenance and constant surveillance that excludes the offending expression of 'a state of disrepair never before seen,'" states the communiqué.

Note: I am stopping here, though there will no doubt be more. If anybody reads through the report, tell me if they determined how the heavy splint managed to travel from its original location to the rail in which it lodged, causing the derailment. I have read that such a thing is almost, but not quite, impossible. There is a chance that in the mixture of incompetence and ignorance someone moved it, not knowing what he was doing, or that the movement of a train carried it to the fatal spot where it lodged. 

A reminder that François Hollande ruled out jihad-style sabotage early on, before the investigation. Possibly he knew the sorry state of the rails.

We must accept the report since it is the only official explanation we have, but many comments at the websites indicate distrust of the methods used to reach the conclusion, as well as general suspicions regarding a government investigating itself.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Joan - not a feminist icon

If you have ever wondered why today's feminists ignore (possibly disdain) Joan of Arc, this article at The Remnant, linked by Laura Wood at The Thinking Housewife, will enlighten you.

However, writer Laura Harrington, in this video, presents her as:

(…) "not a woman, not a man", (but a) "unique thing: a virgin dressed as a man. In a sense she created a new sexual role for herself, that was non-sexual. And it had tremendous power in it."

I cannot tell from this brief video if Harrington is speaking as a feminist, or as a sympathizer (I tend to feel it's the latter), but young girls could be misled into thinking Joan was a really "cool" precursor to the sexually confused females of today who feel they have to act like men, even though they have no true idea of how men really act. Actually, as the article in The Remnant points out, Joan was very much a woman, doing her duty to a man - Charles VII (left) and to God.  And of course, this is why feminists pretend she doesn't exist.

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Nearing the deadline

I have reported twice on the Africanization of France, statistics for which are available through medical sources. Though it is illegal in France to maintain or publish statistics on ethnic groups, the medical profession needed to be prepared to treat new-borns with sickle cell anemia, and to do this, the at-risk population had to be tested. The results were published in medical reports, that were then leaked somehow to the blogs, and suddenly everyone knew that that number of babies at-risk for the disease among two major groups: sub-Saharan Africans, and North Africans, was much higher than anyone had expected.

The latest medical reports indicate still another increase in the number of babies at-risk for the disease. François Desouche has combined the results from 2005 and 2010 with the latest results from 2012 in this map:

As an example, in the department of Île-de-France (towards the top) you can see that in 2012, 65.95% of babies born were either North African or African, up from 60% in 2010 and from 54.15% in 2005. This department includes Paris and the surrounding suburbs. At the other end of the spectrum, on the left, in Brittany, only 7.14% of babies were at risk. In the lower right corner, PACA and Corsica had 43.27% of new-borns at risk. PACA stands for Provence-Alpes Maritimes-Côte-d'Azur. Obviously, the great metropolitan areas have the largest black/Arab Muslim populations.

Ile-de-France is not very different now from large American cities on the East Coast into which flooded massive numbers of blacks in the 1960's and 1970's. The influx has not stopped, and although there have been attempts to reconstruct areas of cities such as Baltimore, Philadelphia, Camden, etc… we know that it is a lost cause. Detroit collapsed completely under black rule, and New York, privileged for a while to be virtually crime-free, is probably going to pay a steep price for the liberal policies of its new mayor De Blasio. The difference here is that American blacks were here already. They were citizens and we had to deal with them as citizens, while in France the Africans were allowed in through porous borders, for no reason except to replace the native population, who could then be accused of racism if it put up resistance.

The average percentage of new-borns in France who are at risk for sickle cell anemia is 34.44%. If the figures continue to rise over the next ten years as they have over the past ten years, then in 2024, Île-de-France will have about 75% of new-borns who are African or North African, and the PACA-Corsica region will have about 54%.

In 1991, twenty-three years ago (hard to believe!), Michel Poniatowski, former minister of the Interior under President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, wrote a book called Que survive la France (May France survive), in which he prophesied the imminent demographic and cultural disaster that has become a tangible reality today. In October 2012, France-Presse Infos posted this excerpt from the book:

- France is losing her soul, not only because of globalization, but also, and especially, because of the pluri-ethnic and pluri-cultural society that they are feverishly imposing on her with false ideas and real lies. If this essay has allowed some to measure the dangers that are facing us, it will have already reached its goal (…) These pages may seem cruel. But they correspond to a very deep sentiment. The moment has come to deal energetically with the problem of African, especially Muslim, immigration.

Otherwise, France will have two faces: that of the "dear old land" that general de Gaulle spoke of, and that of the rapidly advancing encampment of the African third world. If we want things to degenerate like that, we have only to let them follow their course. The African encampment, always bigger, always more vast, more illegal, will first nibble away at, then bite into the dear old country before it disappears entirely, as its defeat is announced from high above the minarets of our numerous mosques. Our times are sufficiently grave for us not to appeal to mediocre easy solutions driven by politics.

Note: There are many more mosques today - about 2,500, with hundreds on the drawing board. Poniatowski died in 2002, having lived long enough to witness 9/11. He must have feared the absolute worst for France.

We are heading for more Saint-Batholomews if African immigration is not strictly controlled, limited, reduced and purged of its dangerous negative elements, if an attempt to integrate does not complete this necessary repression. The measures that must be taken are severe and the old country must not shiver with reprobation every time a charter jet repatriates illegal invaders.

This dear old country therefore must return to the State its normal role. The liberals weakened it, the Socialists destroyed it. Where are the great duties that fall to the State? Justice, Armies, National Education, Security, Police, our place in Europe? In shambles. France is abandoned, France is in decomposition, all over the world. Her recomposition lies in an energetic return to unity and coherence, both of the Nation and of the State.

Below, Michel Poniatowski on the left with Jean-Marie Le Pen and Madame Le Pen. Year not given. According to the article accompanying the photo, Michel Poniatowski was always in favor of an alliance of the right with the Front National.

Thanks to the reader for the link on Poniatowski - it goes back a long time.

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The French Intifada

Two reviews of one book - The French Intifada by Andrew Hussey - appear at The Telegraph and the Free Beacon. A reader sent the link to the former and I happened upon the latter. Since I have not read the book I cannot comment, but some of you may be interested in an analysis of the extraordinary dangers hovering over France from the point of view of a liberal British historian immersed in French culture, and concerned about the way events are shaping up for France and the rest of Europe. From the two reviews, I gather Mr. Hussey does not see a unified resistance movement on the horizon, and may not even be aware that there are groups forming in opposition to the Islamization of the country. Both reviews also emphasize Hussey's belief that much of the violence in France is payback for colonization, a theory that is highly questionable, since Sweden and Norway are also experiencing great violence, though neither country ever colonized North Africa. Still, it is true that colonization is the psychological weapon used to dissuade the guilt-ridden French from fighting back. 

Hardcover, paper, and Kindle are all available at Amazon.


Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Teacher's family intervenes for amnesty

François Desouche has this article that originally appeared at RTL. It is not at all surprising:

Did the murder of the teacher from Albi have a role to play in the granting of legal documents to a family from Benin?

The teacher, Fabienne Terral-Calmès, had been fighting for three years in order that this family, whose five children were enrolled in her school, obtain their papers. It is now a fait accompli: minister of Education Benoît Hamon confirmed the news to RTL.

Yet, a few days earlier, this family had received notice to leave French territory. The State reversed its decision because the parents of the murdered teacher intervened, and requested that the Prefect of le Tarn validate their daughter's commitment.

"I find it wonderful, remarkable, that parents who have just lost their daughter in atrocious conditions, when they meet the prefect, the first thing they think of saying is:'Do something for this family in distress,'" exclaimed Dominique, who fought alongside Fabienne to help legalize the family's status.

A mountain of comments at François Desouche. Here are just a few:

- Hell, how stupid white Frenchmen are!

- She wanted diversity, she wanted it so much she died for it.

- God, stupidity like this should be forbidden.

- Illegal aliens, now you KNOW. To get amnesty, become friendly with a school teacher committed to your cause, have her murdered by a foreigner of an ethnic group different from your own who has already spent time in a psychiatric hospital, bring flowers (snitched from a city park) to her parents, as you sing the praises of their dead daughter. Within a week, you will have your papers.

- The wolf devours the lamb. The parents of the lamb seek an explanation: if our daughter was devoured it is because of some misunderstanding between the wolf and ourselves. Let's welcome and raise the baby wolves, let's grow up together, and life will be great! A while later, the little wolves have grown up and devoured the whole flock of lambs. That is how nature is.

- I am rather surprised that the Identitarians are wasting their time with pigs' heads and sausages. I feel the Identitarians are the best defenders of our identity (100% better than the Front National). Fabrice Robert ought to start getting serious.

Note: The above comment refers to the very militant Bloc Identitaire and its leader Fabrice Robert. The Bloc has been overtly active in warning the people about the dangers of Islam. This includes the occupation of the Poitiers mosque in October 2012 by seventy-six members of Génération Identitaire. In addition, they have apparently placed pigs' heads in front of mosques (I have not reported on this). Also, they will participate in the attempt by Riposte Laïque to protest in front of the Paris City Hall on July 9.

The Bloc is the only resistance group that has the muscle, the guts and the sense of reality to do something concrete, other than talk and demonstrate. The Bloc votes for Marine Le Pen but has always been in conflict with the Front National on the issues of centralization versus regionalization, and on the issue of the EU. Marine Le Pen has always been disdainful of the Bloc, and at the time of the occupation of the Poitiers mosque she was callously indifferent. Some said this was a political tactic, but I feel she did not want to be associated with a group that performed significant visible actions, bordering on violence, but never crossing that border.

Below, they march for Fabienne and speak highly of her as a teacher and a mother. She was certainly an idealist, but I feel that if her parents intervened on behalf of the family from Benin, they should also intervene on behalf of the nation as a whole, through a denunciation of immigration and open borders.

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Words from the Interior Minister

Bernard Cazeneuve, minister of the Interior since April, has left four messages on his Twitter page:

1) - Tonight I will be at the Grand Mosque of Paris to celebrate Iftar.

Note: Iftar is the breaking of the fast. It has become customary for French officials, mayors, ministers, sometimes even presidents, to break the ramadan fast at sundown with their Muslim confederates.

2) - Whosoever attacks a Frenchman for his origin or his religion must be sought and punished.

3) - The Muslims are an integral part of our national story.

4) - Every Muslim of France has reason to be proud.

Posted at Riposte Laïque where the author writes:

With the Socialist collaborators, we are rapidly going from a renewal of the crime of blasphemy, already de facto in some courts, to the declaration of Islam as a State religion that it is forbidden to criticize. (…)

Below, Cazeneuve visiting the predominantly Muslim island of Mayotte, a department of France, thanks to Nicolas Sarkozy. He is accompanied by George Pau-Langevin, minister of Overseas Affairs.

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